1. “You gotta manage the time.”

Diplo
DJ

“I’m most productive making music on the road, in hotels, or in planes, because that’s when I have no distractions. Not that my family is a distraction, but when I’m home I feel selfish if I’m not spending half the time with my son. But if I’m working on a project somewhere else, I can just focus. Next week I have the whole week with my son and then I won’t see him for a while—I’ll be gone for three weeks. So you gotta manage the time.”

TIME HE WAKES UP:

“It depends.”

FIRST THING HE DOES IN THE MORNING:

“Usually I’m rushing to go somewhere. If I have time, I go to the gym or exercise in my room—do some sit-ups and push-ups and stuff like that. Or go jog or to yoga or something.”

LUNCH ROUTINE:

“I don’t really eat until about 1 o’clock, usually—I just don’t get hungry. I just eat whatever I find. Lately I haven’t been eating very well. But if we’re out on tour I might eat really great food. We went to Greece for a show and it was one of the best meals I
ever had.”

DAILY BREAKS?

“No. Although last night I fell asleep in the studio for an hour.”

LAST THING HE DOES AT NIGHT:

“Maybe play The Simpsons: Tapped Out video game, buy some houses and stuff. I don’t spend money in real life, but on The Simpsons I must’ve spent at least $300.”

TIME HE GOES TO BED:

“The other night I didn’t go to bed until 6 in the morning, and we had to catch a flight at 9. The next day, I went to bed at midnight.”


2.”I know what needs to be done.”

Kirsten Gillibrand
United States senator from New York and author of Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World

“I might want to do a hundred things in a given day, but I know I have to pick up my kids between 5 and 6. That is the most important thing. So I fit in everything else around that. I know what needs to be done, and then I know what I want to get done.”

TIME SHE WAKES UP:

Between 6:30 and 7 a.m.—”when my 6-year-old wakes up.”

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